A Reminder of God's Promises

The mailman brings an Iowa woman an uplifting gift of tokens to remind her of blessings from the Bible.

By M. Linda Dunbar, Coin, Iowa

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One day the mailman left me a lumpy manila envelope. Its contents puzzled me at first—until I read the accompanying letter from a special friend.

"This is a 'love kit,'" she explained. "Each of the items enclosed represents a promise God made about blessing your life. I'm sending it to remind you how much He cares about you—and how much I do, too."

I got out my Bible and, one by one, looked up the verses attached to each item:

  • A bar of candy—Psalm 34:10
  • A shiny dime—Philippians 4:19
  • A key chain—Proverbs 3:33
  • A packet of colorful tissues—Job 11:16
  • A big red eraser—Jeremiah 31:34
  • A Band-Aid—Psalm 147:3
  • A pretty comb—Matthew 10:30,31

By the time I finished reading about God's abundant provision for my needs, comfort, frogiveness, healing and protection, I was wearing a wide smile. The ordinary but whimsical little trinkets had brightened my day, and browsing through the Bible had refreshed my mood.

In fact, I continued to page through it looking for verses to send to a 17-year-old. I was already planning the "love kit" I'd make for her birthday!

Here's more info on creating your own Scripture Love Kits.

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